Suckley School

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Wear it Red Day 2023

For Wear it Red Day 2023, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity had 31 Worcestershire primary schools (over 4,600 children) taking part in the second Wear it Red Day – wearing red to show their love for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. A total of £6,124.35 was raised from the entire campaign! This is enough to cover one helicopter mission and 11 critical care car missions (with £6 change left over!) As a school we generously donated £215.18 towards this amountwhich we are hugely proud of.

During assembly we had a special message sent to us from the Air Ambulance Crew, thanking us for our donation. 

World Book day March 2023


The children (and staff) looked wonderful dressed as characters from their favourite books. The children spent time sharing their favourite stories and reading their books in the most unusual places! Can you spot Where's Wally?


The Downs Football Festival


On Tuesday Mrs Field and Mrs Seward took ten children from Woodpeckers to represent Suckley School at The Down’s Football Tournament in Malvern. We were blown away by the sportsmanship, team work and individual football skills we saw from our team. Considering some players had never experienced playing in a match before, the use of rolling subs requiring more experienced players to play in positions they were not used and having never played as a team together before we did exceptionally well. We were also extremely proud of the values that were shown by the children throughout the afternoon. Well done to all involved. 



Buddy Reading

Each week our oldest children share books with our youngest children. It is a lovely session to be a part of and the enjoyment from both sets of children is clear to see. 

Whole School Project January 2023

For the first two weeks of term we completed a whole school project based upon the story ‘Stanley’s Stick’. Stanley's Stick is a teaming-up of hefty talents - glorious poet John Hegley and award-winning illustrator Neal Layton. Stanley's stick is not just a stick. With a stick in hand, Stanley's options are endless - he flies to the moon, writes in the sand, goes fishing, plays a whistle and rides a dinosaur - and his imagination takes over and the magic begins. We became writers and illustrators and built a whole school display for our corridor which will shows the progression in our artistic and writing skills across the school. Who knew quite what we could create with a stick! 

Forest School Pizza Oven


KS2 had a fantastic time using their DT cooking skills to make pizzas which they cooked using our new pizza oven. A huge thank you to Mr Nightingale who built the pizza oven and supported the children in using it safely and teaching them the science behind how it works.

Christmas at Suckley School 2022

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…icy ground, nativity plays, Christmas Concerts, Christmas jumpers, Santa dashes and a  Christmas Tree filled with Christmas Hopes! All of the children have been thinking about Christmas and what it means for each individual person, they have written their own personal hopes for next year and placed them on our Christmas tree outside, feel free to take a look. We were touched reading the hopes and many members of our local community have commented upon how selfless and caring the children have been.

The Wonderful Water Tour November 2022

Severn Trent Water came to visit us at Suckley School and shared their Wonderful Water Tour with us. The Wonderful Water Tour is an innovative educational roadshow created to inspire and educate children across the region all about the wonderful world of water.

"We live and breathe water at Severn Trent. Not a day passes without us exploring new ways to source it, look after it and ensure all our customers can enjoy it every day of the year."


Children In Need November 2022

We had a great time raising money for Children in Need. We all wore spots to school and donated any spare money that we had. In the morning we took part in the BBC Hereford and Worcester Talk and Walk campaign. We took advantage of the beautiful countryside surrounding our school and went on a very Autumnal walk. Whilst walking, we focussed on having conversations with as many different children and adults on the walk as we could. 

When we got back to school we had a very special visitor waiting for us...Pudsey Bear! He visited each classroom, gave out many high fives and some of the children were interviewed to go on BBC Hereford and Worcester Radio. They spoke about the importance of raising money for Children in Need and how beneficial they find walking and talking. 

Harvest Week October 2022

We had a wonderful time celebrating Harvest this year. We didn't want to let the building works in the church stop us from celebrating.  The children were immersed in Harvest activities for a whole week. Parents joined their children for Dt and art workshops where they made picture frames, scarecrows, squirrels and wreaths. The children attended a tractor workshop and saw a huge tractor came to school. The children asked questions about how our food is harvested. We also filled the corridors with harvest songs- I definitely heard two of my favourites ‘Conkers’ and ‘Cauliflowers Fluffy!’

We then had the ‘Great Suckley Soup Bake Off’ using the pumpkins that were grown by the children- who ever knew our teachers (and children) were quite so competitive! We had garlic disasters, undercooked vegetables, bribery towards the very strict judges, bubble filled soup, but above all we had great fun, learnt many new DT, speaking and listening, maths and science skills and discovered how our harvested home-grown produce can be used in a variety of ways. We then focused on what we can do about families in the world who do not have enough food. We decided to donate our surplus food to the Malvern Food bank. 

Quick Sticks Hockey Tournament October 2022

A huge well done the children from years 3 and 4 who represented Suckley School at the hockey tournament held at The Chase High School on 7th October 2022. They were an absolute credit to the school- determined, polite and had great team spirit


Alfrick & Lulsley Horticultural Society Show

I am delighted that we came first in the Alfrick & Lulsley Horticultural show for our embroided picture of a ‘Perfect Village Green.’ The children spent time in July working on the piece, supported by Mrs Tomlinson and Mrs Pinnington. Well done to all who helped, it looks fantastic and has taken pride of place on the wall along our main corridor. 

Disaster...The Pond is Empty! September 2022

As I have come to learn (and love!) there is never a dull moment in Suckley! In addition to the planned learning this week the children have learnt about the differences between bees, wasps and hornets who have come to sample the sap from some of our trees in the wild area. The children have been fascinated by this and it has caused lots of discussion and they now appear to be experts spotting the differences from afar. Following this, yesterday the children in Woodpeckers spotted that our pond had almost completely dried up. There were discussions and plans about how they could transport water from the local stream up into our pond. After listening to their deliberations, we were pleased when they decided 24 children would not be able to achieve this in a timely manner! The scientific questions and enquiry that came from such a simple process was truly a powerful experience. Gravity, water pressure, states of matter, habitats, water clarity were but a few of the conversations that were had by all of the children in the school, regardless of age or curriculum expectations!


MacMillan Cake Sale September 2022

Thank you to everyone who made, bought and helped out at our Macmillan cake sale which we held after school on Friday 30th September. I am delighted to announce that we raised £133.60 for the charity. This will be added to the total of £2,070329 Macmillan have raised so far this year from coffee mornings and bake sales so far this year. It feels special to know that as a school community we have been a part of this phenomenal figure. 

Whole School Project September 2022

For the first full week next week, we are completing a whole school project based upon the beautiful Oliver Jeffers book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit.’ It is a children's book about a little boy named Duncan and his box of crayons, who one day decide to go on strike because they are not satisfied with how they are used. Duncan tries to find a way to solve this problem, in order to keep his crayons happy and be able to colour again. Each class took a different aspect of the book and incorporated it into different curriculum areas. Eagles held a striking debate, linked to the current post office strike and then spent time writing apology letters to the crayons as if they were Duncan. Woodpeckers launched into their States of Matter science investigation by melting crayons and moulding the liquid into new shaped crayons. Robins found lots of adjectives to describe the crayons personalities and then became investigators searching the text for contractions. Wrens made ‘crayons’ too by recycling cardboard rolls and spending time investigating their outdoor area.


Welcome Back 2022-2023 

Welcome back to another year at Suckley School. As you can see...the classrooms are ready and waiting for the children's return!